ANGELIQUE KIDJO’S CELIA CRUZ TRIBUTE WITH PEDRITO MARTINEZ
On July 29, the Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival presented the multiple Grammy-winning Beninoise superstar and Brooklynite Angelique Kidjo who dived headlong into the music of the Queen of Salsa, Celia Cruz, in this unforgettable event, which also featured the outstanding Cuban percussionist Pedrito Martinez along with a full Latin and African band. Cruz, whom Billboard once called “indisputably the best known and most influential female figure in the history of Cuban and Latin music,” offered a wealth of material for Kidjo’s formidable abilities as an interpreter of other artists’ work.
The concert, which took place at the Prospect Park Bandshell was opened by Cuban saxophonist, percussionist and composer Yosvany Terry who joined the tribute on the song “Cucala”.
EVE, THE CONCERT
Angelique Kidjo’s exceptional career is worn by her talent, numerous awards, but also by her commitment for her native land Africa. Angelique Kidjo found numerous ways to celebrate the wealth of the African continent by highlighting the truth on the women of the continent.
In her new album EVE released by Savoy Records, Angelique pays a tribute to her mother Yvonne but also to ” the mother of all, the alive “. Born in Benin and Grammy Awards-winning in the category singer/composer, Angelique offers us a 13 tracks melodiously rich album with powerful rhythms, opting for the feminine empowerment.
SINGS is a compilation of Angélique Kidjo’s biggest hits interpreted by Angélique Kidjo with the Philharmonic orchestra of the Luxembourg directed by Gast Waltzing and recorded with 110 musicians.
Eve, the concert
07/11/2016 – BERLIN (DE) – Konzerthaus
08/11/2016 – VARSOVIE (PL) – Impart
22/11/2016 – BAERUM (NO) – Baerum Kulthurus
23/11/2016 – KRISTIANSAND (NO) – Kilden Teater
27/11/2016 – MONACO (MC) – Opéra Garnier
29/11/2016 – ZURICH (CH) – Kaufleuten
01/12/2016 – LISBONNE (PT) – Musée Calouste-Gulbenkian